Skip to Content

The Language of Sport

By Adrian Beard

Routledge – 1998 – 128 pages

Series: Intertext

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $30.95
    978-0-415-16911-0
    February 26th 1998

Description

The Language of Sport:

* looks in detail at the language of sports-talk including commentary and 'new sportswriting'

* explores linguistic representation of related issues such as gender, national/regional identity

* examines the way sport sells itself as an agent of social cohesion and as a way to sell other products

* includes BBC, ITV and radio transcripts of such sporting events as Euro '96

Reviews

'Beard's book is a welcome addition not only to A-Level English Language courses, at which it is aimed, but also to the literature concerned with mediated sport. The book is clearly written, and is conveniently structured into 'units.' - Culture, Sport and Society

Name: The Language of Sport (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Adrian Beard. The Language of Sport:* looks in detail at the language of sports-talk including commentary and 'new sportswriting'* explores linguistic representation of related issues such as gender, national/regional identity* examines the way sport...
Categories: Language & Linguistics, English Language, Linguistics